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IAMU Natural Gas Operator Qualification WorkshopOpen in a New Window

Mark your calendars for this year’s IAMU Natural Gas Operator Qualification Workshop taking place August 29 – 30, 2017 at the IAMU Office and Training Complex.  This year’s workshop will cover a multitude of topics and offer many qualification opportunities.Who Should Attend?This workshop provides public gas employees the chance to learn more about the gas industry, while also gaining proficiency in skills that can be used in servicing their hometown gas customers.  I [...]


Water Distribution Training & Water Leak Detection/Line Locating Workshops - September 6th & 7thOpen in a New Window

IAMU will be hosting the 2017 Water Distribution Training and Water Leak Detection/Line Locating Workshops, September 6th & 7th, 2017.0.6 CEUs will be available each day for Water Distribution.For more information, and to register, click here.Hope to see you there! [...]


IAMU Mobile Crane Operator Certification ClassesOpen in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Electric and Safety Services departments will be holding mobile crane certification classes for digger derrick, service truck, and mobile crane operators.  OSHA’s updated crane standard REQUIRES that operators of lifting equipment be trained, evaluated and tested in order to obtain certification.Background Information:Although the new standard, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC, specifically exempts the digger derrick and the operator from meeting the [...]


Member Satisfaction SurveyOpen in a New Window

Members, be sure to check your email inbox. IAMU sent out an electronic member satisfaction survey on Tuesday, July 11. IAMU leaders and staff want to make sure that we are providing you with the services and support that you need and deserve. Please fill out the online survey so we know your thoughts and ideas. Those who respond will be entered in to win a $100 gift card.If you didn’t get the survey through your email, here is a link to in advance [...]


Toolbox Talk - Firefighting & Respiratory ProtectionOpen in a New Window

A new national campaign to increase awareness about firefighter cancer is calling on firefighters to sign a pledge of safety.The campaign, Not in Our House ( ) was created by LION, a leading provider of firefighter gear, with the cooperation of a number of fire protection organizations. It asks firefighters to make every effort to protect themselves, their teams, and their families from carcinogens on the job. The site provides resources, information, and an ou [...]


Register Now: You Won't Want to Miss Equipment Demo & Exhibit DayOpen in a New Window

IAMU is planning to hold its second Equipment Demo & Exhibit Day on Thursday, July 20, on our Training Field. Demo Day is a time for IAMU members to connect with vendors who can demonstrate or showcase their equipment, tools, processes, and materials in a real-life setting.To learn more about the event from IAMU’s very own “Red Green,” click here.The event is free for utility members and associate members. If you’re not a member, contact us to find out how you [...]


Opt-out of GPS Data on Iowa One Call Locate TicketsOpen in a New Window

IAMU members have voiced frustration with Iowa One Call locate tickets expanding from a  single page ticket to a multi-page format.  This is due to the additional GPS information now being collected.  IAMU has reached out to Iowa One Call (IOC), and IAMU members may opt-out of having GPS coordinates on their locate tickets.To opt-out, email your request to no longer receive GPS coordinate information to One Call Concepts at  Include your CDC (Company [...]


Celebrate IAMU's 70th Anniversary!Open in a New Window

To commemorate our platinum anniversary, IAMU is holding an open house on Wed., July 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. Plan to stop by to mix, mingle, grab some delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and take in presentations and our anniversary video.To RSVP, click here.But that’s not all…Plan to come back for our Equipment Demo & Exhibit Day on Thurs., July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors can demonstrate equipment, tools, processes, and materials on IAMU’s 11-acre training [...]


EUSO Course Set for Last Week of JulyOpen in a New Window

Mark your calendars for the return of one of IAMU’s popular workshops.  Skip Collier of Professional Training Systems, Inc. will be presenting his Electric Utility System Operation Short Course July 25-27 and the Smart Grid Course on July 28.Skip is very well regarded and has an extensive background in electric utility design, construction, maintenance and operation.The EUSO Short Course is designed for any employee whose job performance will benefit from a basic understanding [...]


Move Over/Slow Down Public Service Announcement (PSA) Campaign Kicks OffOpen in a New Window

IAMU is joining forces with other Iowa utility organizations to educate drivers in Iowa of the Move Over or Slow Down law as it pertains to utility vehicles. The Move Over/Slow Down public awareness effort kicks off this week.Effective July 1, Iowa law will require motorists to change lanes or slow down when approaching a stationary utility vehicle that has its flashing lights activated. Across the country, all states have “move over” laws, but only 12 (including now Iowa) pro [...]
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